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Post 7/7/17

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM OUR FRIENDS AT GSBA:

We have just heard from the Washington Won’t Discriminate campaign that the dangerous attempt to roll back our non-discrimination laws has FAILED:
For the second time in as many years, Washingtonians have come together to drive discrimination out of our state. Hundreds of businesses – from the very smallest to the very largest in our state – joined together to loudly proclaim that Washington businesses don’t discriminate! Thank you to all the GSBA members and friends who worked so hard on the campaign and among your own communities to affirm the dignity of all people. With other states around the country facing similar measures, let’s make Washington a model for the rest of the United States!
A huge thanks to all those who put so much time and energy into the Washington Won’t Discriminate campaign, particularly campaign chair Seth Kirby.
Our community is strong and resilient, and this is truly a day to celebrate.
For equality,
All your friends at GSBA
Alanna, Amy, Carlos, Cody, Ilona, Jason, Louise, Mark, Matt, Rachel, and Travis

HAPPY PRIDE FROM ALL OF US AT GENERATIONS AGING WITH PRIDE!!

 

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Check out Seattle Pride activities!

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CHECK OUT Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen’s article in the Seattle Times

http://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/trauma-haunts-the-lgbtq-community-but-resilience-defines-it/

Jennifer, right, and Mary Ware at a vigil in Orlando, Florida, June 13, 2016, a day after a mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub. (David Goldman/AP)

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

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Announcement:  Aging the LGBTQ Way – A Forum on Equity, Respect & Inclusion

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray invites you to attend Aging the LGBTQ Way, a forum on equity, respect, and inclusion.

Dr. Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen, University of Washington School of Social Work, will share information from Aging with Pride, the first federally-funded longitudinal research project examining the health, aging, and well-being over time of LGBTQ older adults (http://age-pride.org/). Other presentations and activities will focus on LGBTQ equity, respect, and social inclusion; economic and housing security; social and civic engagement; and aging, health, and community services.

Help develop recommendations for Age-Friendly Seattle. Attend workshops, build intergenerational relationships, and get resources for optimal aging. It’s a full day dedicated to aging well!

This event is FREE. Lunch and dinner are included, so RSVPs are appreciated at www.surveymonkey.com/r/LGBTQforum060317

For accommodations, accessibility information, language interpretation, or childcare, contact Terry Ann at 206-386-1521 or agefriendly@seattle.gov.

The planning team for this forum includes representatives from Gay City: Seattle’s LGBTQ Center, Generations Aging with Pride, Ingersoll Gender Center, POCAAN, Seattle LGBTQ Commission, UW School of Social Work, and the City of Seattle (Seattle Office of the Mayor, Aging King County(Aging and Disability Services), Seattle Human Services, and Seattle Office for Civil Rights). For more information, e-mail agefriendly@seattle.gov.